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Lawmakers make 'hands up' gesture on House floor

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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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The U.S. House of Representatives was the stage.

Some elected House Members held up their hands on the open floor in protest of the Ferguson boondoggle.


Lawmakers make 'hands up' gesture on House floor



Several lawmakers took to the House floor Monday evening to make the “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gesture to protest the police shooting of the unarmed Ferguson teen, Michael Brown.

“Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.”





Yet most House Members voted against stopping the police militarization program which means they mostly support the whole idea.

Oh the irony.

Maybe a name check is in order at this time?
House Vote results


Added: apparently Representative Jefferies voted to keep police militarization !!!



The Congressional Black Caucus voted to preserve police militarization






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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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Those poor deluded fools. They gained a bit of power and decided to put it to good use, only for the puppets to vote against them and their stand against their master's wishes.

ETA - Why are there 14 no votes? What reasons would you use to abstain? Were they all ill?

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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen



Got to love the level, hypocritical politicians will stoop to for votes aye?

I hope a REAL reporter will ask them why the sudden change of heart?

We need a "You can't make this stuff up" forum!



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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Wonder what these lawmakers would say if the female members of the house would enter the room and yell out "not in the face!" As a protest to the ray rice suspension being lifted?



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:20 PM
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Joining Jeffries were Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Al Green (D-Texas), who praised the handful of St. Louis Rams’ players for also making the “hands up” gesture as they entered the field for their game on Sunday.



As it turns out, all of the above Representatives voted in favor of keeping the police militarization program !!!!!!!

Oh the DRAMA !!!!




posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Now this is a problem that Congress can’t run away from and the [Congressional Black Caucus] stands here today to make sure that Congress runs toward the problem

^^^^whoudathunk it


anything to appeal to their voters
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What does this hands up gesture have to do with Mike Brown? He lowered his head and charged, according to witnesses. At what point did he put his hands up?



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: fieldyznutz
a reply to: xuenchen

What does this hands up gesture have to do with Mike Brown? He lowered his head and charged, according to witnesses. At what point did he put his hands up?


I don't think that's the point!

Four CBC members put on a fake show of outrage, when their votes on police militarization shows how they condone police officers brutal actions against the civilian population.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: fieldyznutz
a reply to: xuenchen

What does this hands up gesture have to do with Mike Brown? He lowered his head and charged, according to witnesses. At what point did he put his hands up?


The "Hands Up Don't Shoot" rage was started by Al Sharpton as a protest rant.

All before any genuine evidence was presented and made public.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:34 PM
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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I'd be more impressed if they did that.....and pull up their shirts over their heads and demanded teepee for their bungholes!!a reply to: fieldyznutz



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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Law makers make hands up gesture ?

Were they imitating 'terrorists' saying 'Don't drone me' ?
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Protesting doesnt work. It only inconveniences people and sets their plans back a few hours or a day.

Very harmful to people trying to go shopping for new clothes.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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So the question is are we for or against the militarization of the police forces?

We're "against" them if it is SWAT and an old white guy who owes $80k (and his pallet business), how Bill Cooper was handled, how Randy Weaver was handled, what happened in Waco, how the BLM handled Cliven Bundy but we're "for" them when it comes to all folks who aren't white?

Am I right?

Derek



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: xuenchen

Protesting doesnt work. It only inconveniences people and sets their plans back a few hours or a day.

Very harmful to people trying to go shopping for new clothes.

Especially with the irony and hypocrisy of these few people in Congress.

Their protesting in this case is counter productive.




posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

they should be seen for what they are: instigators



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 05:17 PM
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It is going to get real interesting when all officer have to wear body cameras then hopefully this nonsense will go away, on the other hand maybe all our government employees should wear body cameras so we can see how they are earning their wages from our tax dollars.
a reply to: xuenchen



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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so, basically they are saying that they don`t stand behind or support our system of due process.
The grand jury heard all the evidence and rendered a verdict, if our esteemed representatives don`t support our system of due process they are free to leave and go live in IRAN.
The system works it did what it was intended to do the least the treasonous scumbags on the house floor can do is stand behind the system and support it whether they agree with the verdict or not.
Perhaps they prefer the wild west lynch mob type of justice in which case they would be the first ones to be lynched.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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Nothing personal against the OP, but this is the stupidest thing I have read this week. Which, despite the short intermediary time frame, really is quite an accomplishment. Well done Representatives. Maybe you got a few votes out of it.

I would much prefer reading about them putting pen to paper and fixing the broken country.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

Keen observation.

It's always more preferable, for a totalitarian state, to require all citizens prove their innocence. Very inconvenient, for the state having to prove guilt. Guilty until proven innocent, just think of the revenue the prison industry and law enforcement complex will generate! Stocks markets would surge, and every American can feel safe they gave up all liberty.







 
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